Germany announces reduction of Gazprom’s bid for supplies via Nord Stream

Gazprom announced a supply volume of 800 GW/h, but later reduced it to 530 GW/h, the German regulator said. On July 21, Nord Stream will resume operation after a scheduled overhaul. Gazprom has not yet received a turbine from Canada. Germany announced the reduction of Gazprom's application for supplies via Nord Stream” />

The volume of gas supplies via the Nord Stream pipeline on Thursday, July 21, will amount to 530 GW/h, which is 30% of its total load, the head of the German Federal Network Agency Klaus Müller said on Twitter.

According to him, initially Gazprom announced the volume of supplies of 800 GW/h. As Muller added, “Further changes are possible.”

RBC sent a request to a representative of Gazprom.

Pumping along both lines of Nord Stream 1 has been suspended since 11 July. According to Nord Stream AG, the operating company, the pipeline went for a scheduled repair, which will be completed on July 21. After that, the gas pipeline will resume operation, but not at full capacity, but at the one that was before July 11, Reuters sources said. has been reduced. Since June 14, it has been reduced from 167 million to 100 million cubic meters. m per day, and the next day— up to 67 million cubic meters m. Reduced supplies of “Gazprom” explained by the fact that the German company Siemens did not return the turbine after repair in Canada due to anti-Russian sanctions.

Following a request from Germany, which had a tense gas situation, Canada agreed to return the turbine. Ottawa, in order not to violate its sanctions, will hand it over to Berlin, and that— Moscow. On July 18, the sources of Kommersant reported that the unit had already been sent by plane to Germany. However, Gazprom two days later, he noted that he had not received documents from Siemens that would allow him to take out the turbine.

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The European Union, Germany, and Siemens itself considered that Gazprom cut shipments for political reasons, not technical problems. The Kremlin has repeatedly emphasized that Moscow does not use gas as a political tool and “is very, very careful about its reputation as a responsible supplier.”

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